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CountertopResource.com Hires Countertop Industry Veteran Chad Thomas as Sales Director

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CountertopResource.com Hires Countertop Industry Veteran Chad Thomas as Sales Director

Posted on 30 January 2017

CountertopResource.com, the leader in information portals for the countertop industry and its subsidiaries, is pleased to announce that it has hired Chad Thomas as its Sales Director. Thomas has more than 15 years of experience in the countertop and surfacing industry, having started at Integra Adhesives in 2001, where he was an integral part of […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Greg Flint Named President and Chief operations officer of Coldspring

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Greg Flint Named President and Chief operations officer of Coldspring

Posted on 12 June 2017

Coldspring, quarrier and fabricator of natural stone, and bronze manufacturer in North America, announced the promotion of Greg Flint to President and Chief Operations Officer. Flint is formerly the company’s Vice President of Operations and Strategy and is a lifelong Coldspring employee with more than 34 years of service. During his 16-year tenure on the […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Weha Offers Achilli Tilting Stone Slab Carts

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Weha Offers Achilli Tilting Stone Slab Carts

Posted on 09 June 2017

The Achilli Tilting Stone Slab Transport Carts from Weha are full granite slab carts, built for moving granite, marble and engineered stone. The carts are capable of moving slabs from a boom and lifter in vertical position to the saw or table and horizontally load it; also suitable to move slabs from storage pin racks or A frames. […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Stone Technologies Supplies Sealers and Cleaners for Countertops

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Stone Technologies Supplies Sealers and Cleaners for Countertops

Posted on 07 June 2017

Stone Technologies Corp. supplies stone sealers designed with the purpose of penetrating the interior of natural stone surfaces and act as a repellent to prevent damage. Protected against water and oil based stains, household acids and alkalis and the formation of mold and mildew, the stone sealers can be used on interior and exterior surfaces including marble, granite, […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Business Sense: Why You Should Ask for Online Reviews

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Business Sense: Why You Should Ask for Online Reviews

Posted on 06 June 2017

A couple of years back, Patrick Foley of Moraware bought a brand new Subaru Outback for the family. Shortly afterward, he received a postcard in the mail asking to rate his experience on Google. Since he was very pleased with the service and deal he received, it was easy to give a five-star review. Because […] Continue reading this countertop info

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MIA+BSI Launches Natural Stone Testing Lab

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MIA+BSI Launches Natural Stone Testing Lab

Posted on 05 June 2017

MIA+BSI announced the creation of a natural stone testing lab. This lab offers state-of-the-art testing and reporting capabilities for industry members who are introducing new stone, need project-specific testing, or have outdated technical data. Guide to Dimension Stone Test Specimen Sampling and Preparation, recommends that test data used for stone performance evaluation be generated within the […] Continue reading this countertop info

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MIA+BSI Natural Stone University Expands Spanish Courses

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MIA+BSI Natural Stone University Expands Spanish Courses

Posted on 02 June 2017

MIA+BSI: The Natural Stone Institute has announced the expansion of Spanish course offerings available online through the Natural Stone University. To date, Spanish versions of all Safe Slab Handling courses and the Basics of OSHA Compliance course have been uploaded. In addition, 42 Spanish Toolbox Talks are now available, covering a wide variety of safety […] Continue reading this countertop info

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BLANCO Partners with DIFFA

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BLANCO Partners with DIFFA

Posted on 01 June 2017

BLANCO joins DIFFA (Design Industry Foundation Fighting Aids) for a fourth year as a Specify with Care partner. Each time BLANCO’s new LIVEN™ Laundry Sink is specified, BLANCO will make a donation to DIFFA. Tim Maicher, director of marketing for BLANCO, has stated that the company continues to support DIFFA’S mission to battle AIDS and has […] Continue reading this countertop info

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LG Hausys Launches HI-MACS Structura

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LG Hausys Launches HI-MACS Structura

Posted on 30 May 2017

LG Hausys launched HI-MACS Structura®, a new 3D textured surface that can take on virtually any pattern. This new 3D textured material reportedly allows for custom-made solid surface creations to suit any project. According to the company HI-MACS Structura creates unlimited new possibilities. The collection is created using a new technology offered by LG Hausys. HI-MACS Structura […] Continue reading this countertop info

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The Stephens Group Acquires GranQuartz

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The Stephens Group Acquires GranQuartz

Posted on 26 May 2017

The Stephens Group, LLC announced that it finalized its acquisition of Pearlman Enterprises, Inc., the parent company of GranQuartz and Pearl Abrasive. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Pearlman, headquartered in Norcross, Ga., is a multi-channel developer and distributor of supplies, tools and equipment used in the fabrication and maintenance of hard surfaces for […] Continue reading this countertop info

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MSI Releases Four New Collections

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MSI Releases Four New Collections

Posted on 25 May 2017

M S International, Inc. (MSI) enhanced its porcelain and ceramic offerings with the release of four new collections: Optima, Livingstyle, Dekora and Turin. Optima distinguishes itself with a contemporary cement design. According to the company Optima is an option for architects and designers who want to give office buildings, retail outlets, hospitality projects, and other spaces […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Caesarstone Partners with Pratt Institute to Create Future Kitchen

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Caesarstone Partners with Pratt Institute to Create Future Kitchen

Posted on 24 May 2017

Caesarstone will bring the “Future Kitchen” to life with help from the students of the industrial design department at Pratt Institute. The final design will be produced by Caesarstone and exhibited at WantedDesign Manhattan during NYCXDesign in May.  As the kitchen continues to remain the heart of the home, industrial design students at Pratt Institute seek […] Continue reading this countertop info

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StoneTalk Episode 34: Carmina Mendez

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StoneTalk Episode 34: Carmina Mendez

Posted on 23 May 2017

In Episode 34 of the StoneTalk podcast, host Patrick Foley interviews Carmina Mendez of AMC Countertops. The two discuss a variety of topics, including the following: How a partnership with a key vendor can help expand your business. How a partnership with a key vendor (Cosentino) can help grow your business Adding a showroom to […] Continue reading this countertop info

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GMR Quality Stone Products Announces New Merchandise

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GMR Quality Stone Products Announces New Merchandise

Posted on 22 May 2017

GMR Quality Stone Products announced the following new items as in stock and ready to ship. The high performance pneumatic Grinder features an adjustable rotating exhaust, 1.4 HP motor with speed control governor, two auxillary handle positions,  a compact ergonomic aluminum body, reversible lever throttle, built in oil port and wet cutting kit. The GMR Blue […] Continue reading this countertop info

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OSHA Promotes Safe + Sound Week, Encourages Employer Participation

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OSHA Promotes Safe + Sound Week, Encourages Employer Participation

Posted on 19 May 2017

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), in conjunction with its state-specific partners, is promoting a new annual event known as Safe + Sound Week and encourages employers of all types to participate in the event June 12 to 18, 2017. Safe + Sound week was developed to raise awareness about three core elements of […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Hastings Tile & Bath Expands Its Artisan Ceramic Collection

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Hastings Tile & Bath Expands Its Artisan Ceramic Collection

Posted on 18 May 2017

Hastings Tile & Bath, an importer and distributor of contemporary bath products, introduced additional ceramic pieces to its Artisan Ceramic collection. The ceramic tubs and Totem basins are available in more than 12 colors and 12 ‘deco’ patterns. The ‘deco’ designs include intricate spirals, cursive writing, nature themes, delicate lace and linen patterns and a rainbow […] Continue reading this countertop info

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2017 Outdoor Kitchen Trends

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2017 Outdoor Kitchen Trends

Posted on 17 May 2017

Last year, outdoor kitchens hit their peak popularity, but the design is still going strong as we hit Spring 2017. Not much is really new this year, but focuses are shifting and specific materials are gaining support for their abilities to deal with the environment. To put it in other words, outdoor kitchens and countertops […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Laser Products Announces Canadian Expansion

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Laser Products Announces Canadian Expansion

Posted on 16 May 2017

Laser Products (LPI) announced expansion of its sales force into Canada. The move is in direct response to the continuing growth of the countertop industry and is intended to position LPI to better meet the needs of its Canadian customers. Eric Harrison, Northwest Sales Manager with more than 20 years of experience in solid surface applications, […] Continue reading this countertop info

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